Against what many prognosticators had pegged as the preseason district champion in Celina, the Gainesville Leopards dug themselves an early hole.

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The Gainesville Lady Leopards ran into an offensive buzz saw on Tuesday, Jan. 15 against Celina. They trailed 29-8 at halftime and the Lady Cats erupted for 25 points in the third quarter to roll to a 63-31 victory.


Built around their defense, the Muenster Hornets had a solid start to their district slate on Friday, Jan. 11 against Poolville.

The Muenster Lady Hornets had a tough loss at the hands of Era on Tuesday, Jan. 8 to fall to 1-1 in district play and their schedule didn’t get much easier as they hosted Poolville on Friday, Jan. 11.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards had a difficult time against district rival Aubrey Friday, Jan. 11 at Gainesville High School.


Gainesville head coach Jeff Wolf has been coaching basketball a long time and Friday’s district-opening contest against Aubrey was a relatively unique one for him.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards soccer team had an explosive beginning to their season. The Lady Leopards trounced Faith Family Academy 13-0 to kick off their year and despite losing some of their best players, head coach Danny Franco feels like the team is in a great position to have another …

The Lindsay Lady Knights had perhaps their best defensive performance of the season as they held Tioga to just 10 points in a 75-10 victory on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

With the Lindsay Knights on the precipice of district play, head coach Chris Cornelison knows there are some building blocks in place but also that there is room to grow.

A critical third quarter doomed the Muenster Lady Hornets as they were held scoreless in their 45-22 loss to Era on Tuesday, Jan. 8.


The Era Lady Hornets put together a near immaculate third quarter on Tuesday, Jan. 8 against the Muenster Lady Hornets.


The Callisurg Wildcats had all the answers in their 56-50 victory against Gainesville on Monday, Jan. 7 at Gainesville High School.

Gainesville sophomore Tre Lawson led the Leopards’ offense with 20 points, but due to foul trouble, he was unable to finish the game.

Entering their first game of district play, the Collinsville Lady Pirates had an off game, but still came away with a lopsided 62-40 victory over Sam Rayburn.


The Gainesville Leopards came out on the wrong end of several close games this season, but recently, they have emerged with some clutch victories.


Picked to come in fifth in District 4-4A, the Gainesville Leopards had a resurgent season. They were 1-2 in the first half of district play, but rebounded with a 2-1 stretch to make the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.

The Muenster Hornets didn’t win their second consecutive state title, but they still enjoyed a wealth of success this season.

The Muenster Lady Hornets are in a transitional phase. They have a young squad this season as they are unable to boast any seniors on this year’s team.


The Muenster Hornets are getting used to having a late start to their season. With their football team making deep runs in the playoffs, the basketball team doesn’t get in as many games as most teams.

Callisburg head coach Kyle Jessie was optimistic about the team’s recent play in the Marietta Tournament in which the Wildcats won the consolation bracket, just as the Lady Cats did.


The Callisburg Lady Cats are coming off a consolation bracket victory in the Marietta Tournament in which they went 2-1 with wins over Forestburg and Madill, Oklahoma.


Although they didn’t claim the championship, the Gainesville Leopards had a productive NCTC Holiday Classic.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards saw glimpses of success in the NCTC Holiday Classic, but it also served as a tool for them to work on the areas they struggled with.


The Gainesville Leopards don’t feel like they have the respect they deserve when it comes to how they are thought of in the NCTC Holiday Classic.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards had a strong first-half start to their NCTC Holiday Classic slate.

The Gainesville Leopards couldn’t pull out the victory against Ardmore on Friday, Dec. 21, but they’ll get right back at it on Thursday, Dec. 27 in the NCTC Holiday Classic that concludes on Saturday.


The Gainesville Leopards were down by as many as 11 points in the first quarter against Ardmore on Friday, Dec. 21 at Gainesville High School.


Callisburg senior Skylar Allen pledged that she wouldn’t end her high school career without a state championship after the Lady Cats fell in last year’s state title game.

Senior Muenster lineman Kody Walterscheid was an anchor on both sides of the line for the Hornets.


The Gainesville Lady Leopards are finding their way. They held Avery to under 40 points in a 54-38 victory on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

New Lindsay head coach Micah Murphy is in his first year at the helm and through the first 15 games of the season, he likes what he has seen in the Lady Knights.

The Gainesville Leopards may have fallen 79-59 to Denison on Tuesday, but head coach Jeff Wolf came away with positive vibes about his team.


The Lindsay Knights had a productive first year under new head coach Jeff Smiley, making the playoffs with a 5-5 record.


With Friday’s game against Iowa Park canceled, the Gainesville Leopards turn their attention to a team they don’t know much about — the Denison Yellow Jackets.

Valley View senior Cale Kassen had quite the track and field season last year. He racked up three goal medals at the Class 2A state track meet and recorded two state records.

After picking up their first win of the season against Archer City last week, the Lindsay Knights hosted Pilot Point looking to pick up some early-season momentum.


When the Slidell Greyhounds pitched their comeback bid in the fourth quarter, the Valley View Eagles had the shooting and the defense to stave off the late upset as they came away with the 60-53 win on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Valley View High School.

The Valley View Lady Eagles hit the Gainesville Lady Leopards with waves of offense and held Gainesville to three quarters of single-digit scoring.

Hosting their own tournament, the Era Lady Hornets came out of the gates hot to start every game and rode that momentum to a first-place tournament finish over the weekend.


The Gainesville Leopards had three players score in double digits, but the Bonham Warriors had Josh Ekpe, who was the best scorer on the floor.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards had a productive outing at the Era Tournament over the weekend. The Lady Leopards picked up two wins over Boyd and Sacred Heart to move to 7-6 on the season.

After a 1-9 season last year under new head coach Gary Jack, the Callisburg Wildcats struggled through a tough district on the way to a 2-8 record.


The Muenster Hornets knew they had their hands full with the Mart Panthers. In a unique showdown between the defending Class 2A Division II state champion Hornets and Class 2A Division I state champion Panthers, it was Mart that landed the first several haymakers.

The Gainesville Leopards basketball team has had a tough non-district schedule so far and were coming off a 73-45 loss to Whitesboro on Tuesday, Dec. 4.


The Callisburg Lady Cats have achieved history, winning the school’s first state championship when they downed Boyd in four sets in Garland on Nov. 17.

The Lindsay Knights had their share of highs and lows this season under first-year head coach Jeff Smiley.

The Gainesville Tornadoes defeated the Giddings Indians 44-32 in a six-man semifinal Friday, Nov. 30, to advance to the TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) Division I championship this week.

The Lindsay Knights basketball team began its season last week with a matchup against Gunter. The Knights fell 50-46, but head coach Chris Cornelison said there were plenty of positives considering football season just ended.

The Era Hornets had several reasons to be proud of their football season, racking up a four-game winning streak in which they averaged 33 points of offense while limiting their opponents to just over 11 points per game.

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